Freddy Maertens

1952 - Today

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Freddy Maertens (born 13 February 1952 in Nieuwpoort) is a Belgian former professional racing cyclist who was twice world road race champion. His career coincided with the best years of another Belgian rider, Eddy Merckx, and supporters and reporters were split over who was better. Maertens' career swung between winning more than 50 races in a season to winning almost none and then back again. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Freddy Maertens has received more than 103,317 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Freddy Maertens is the 49th most popular cyclist (up from 64th in 2019), the 347th most popular biography from Belgium (down from 330th in 2019) and the 13th most popular Belgian Cyclist.

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Among cyclists, Freddy Maertens ranks 49 out of 1,212Before him are Gösta Pettersson, Roger Walkowiak, Henri Pélissier, Bjarne Riis, Walter Godefroot, and Lucien Buysse. After him are Sylvère Maes, José Manuel Fuente, Léon Scieur, Luigi Ganna, Alberto Contador, and Tony Rominger.

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Among people born in 1952, Freddy Maertens ranks 142Before him are Anote Tong, Alfre Woodard, Jean-Dominique Bauby, Vasco Rossi, David Knopfler, and Jung Chang. After him are Masaki Yokotani, François Berléand, Ludmilla Tourischeva, Lam Ching-ying, Sharon Osbourne, and Mitch Pileggi.

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In Belgium

Among people born in Belgium, Freddy Maertens ranks 347 out of 899Before him are Lucien Buysse (1892), Henri Debehogne (1928), Étienne Constantin de Gerlache (1785), Henry of Ghent (1217), Jean Ray (1887), and Sophie Wilmès (1975). After him are Sylvère Maes (1909), Philippe de Monte (1521), Paul Bril (1556), Paul de Man (1919), Léon Scieur (1888), and Mark Eyskens (1933).

Among CYCLISTS In Belgium

Among cyclists born in Belgium, Freddy Maertens ranks 13Before him are Lucien Van Impe (1946), Stan Ockers (1920), Patrick Sercu (1944), Odile Defraye (1888), Walter Godefroot (1943), and Lucien Buysse (1892). After him are Sylvère Maes (1909), Léon Scieur (1888), Maurice De Waele (1896), Romain Maes (1912), Herman Van Springel (1943), and Briek Schotte (1919).